Job Title: Senior Staff Attorney, U.S. Litigation Program
Department: U.S. Programs
Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 150 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $29 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.
The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 55 countries.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.
The Senior Staff Attorney will report to the Senior Director, Litigation or Senior Counsel, Litigation and be a critical member of the Center's U.S. Litigation Program team which brings impact litigation on reproductive rights and justice issues in federal and state courts around the country. The Center's high-profile and fast-paced litigation often involves novel legal claims, and our groundbreaking cases have changed the law and improved the lives of women throughout the U.S.
The Senior Staff Attorney is a superivory role at the Center. This individual will be responsible for managing cases as lead counsel as well as supervising and guiding junior staff to achieve positive results. He/she must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and willing to engage collaboratively with other litigation team members, across program and department teams, and with external partners as required in support of the Centers' mission. The individual who assumes this role must be tenacious, proactive, and contribute to a positive collegial work environment.
Position placement: New York City preferred. Will consider Washington, D.C.
The Senior Staff Attorney's primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Experience and Qualifications:
Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.
Start of Position: This position can start immediately.
How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please include these application materials as attachments.
Deadline for Applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.
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